After Zlatan Ibrahimovic contacted EA Sports for using his name “without permission” in their FIFA video game, some fans suggested that the great Swede was simply jealous of David Beckham’s lucrative contract with the company.

The AC Milan forward launched an angry online rant about EA Sports and FIFA claiming they “made money off his name” – something he never allowed to.

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“Who gave FIFA EA Sport permission to use my name and face? @FIFPro? I am unaware of being a member of Fifpro and when I am I was put through some strange maneuver without real knowledge ( sic) there. And of course I never allowed @FIFAcom or Fifpro to make any money with myself, “the player tweeted.

Who has given FIFA EA Sport permission to use my name and face? @FIFPro? I am unaware that I am a member of Fifpro and when I am I was taken there by some strange maneuver with no real knowledge. And of course I never allowed @FIFAcom or Fifpro to make any money with myself

– Zlatan Ibrahimovic (@Ibra_official), November 23, 2020

“Over the years someone has made profit on my name and face without an agreement. Time to research,” he added.

Over the years someone has made profit on my name and face without consent. Time to do some research

– Zlatan Ibrahimovic (@Ibra_official), November 23, 2020

His comments sparked mixed reactions on social media, with many users pointing out that the win reported by English icon Beckham on a new deal for the popular EA Sports game was behind his anger.

Some fans questioned Ibrahimovic’s lack of awareness of the use of his image, noting that his face has been featured in the popular video game since 2000.

“How did you not know? I think you have this right? Strange that your comment is now,” wrote one user while also posting a photo of Ibrahimovic holding a FIFA17 card with his picture in his hand.

“In a 2017 interview with EA Sports, Ibrahimovic expressed his pleasure in being in the game for his fans and children after the striker received a special FIFA 17 Ultimate Team card. Okay, but not now?” asked another person.

“In a 2017 interview with EA Sports, Ibrahimović said he was delighted to be in the game for his fans and children after the striker received a special FIFA 17 Ultimate Team card.” Okay, but not now 🤔

– JT7 (@ jtwoseven7) November 24, 2020

“Your face has been in games since 2000, you just notice it? Someone needs litigation,” was another comment.

Your face has been in games since 2000, are you just realizing it? Someone needs litigation money

– Alp GK (@ Alpgk33) November 23, 2020

A large number of internet users claimed that Ibrahimovic’s complaint was related to Beckham’s contract with EA Sports to receive millions for the use of his image.

“Everyone’s calming down !! Zlatan saw EA Beckham paying £ 40million over 5 years to be an icon in Fifa’s game and now he’s mad that his agent didn’t bring him a sweet deal either. Really easy,” wrote someone.

Everyone calms down !! Zlatan saw EA Beckham pay £ 40million over 5 years to appear as an icon in Fifa’s game, and now he was pissed off that his agent didn’t get him a sweet deal either. Really easy

– ♠ The King-Pin ♠ (@Mr_Varo_) November 23, 2020

“Bro, check out the Beckham News … then I’ll get the story behind Zlatan’s tweet,” added another user.

Check out the Beckham News … then you’ll understand the story behind Zlatan’s tweet

– Joel Renjith (@RenjithJoel) November 23, 2020

Earlier this week, EA Sports announced that English legend Beckham would be available as an ICON player on FIFA 21. He is reportedly set to make £ 40 million ($ 53 million) on his three-year deal with the company.

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